Presidential Elections



DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Sunday, 22th of September 2019 at 23.59 CET

WHEN: The first round of elections is set to be on the 10th of November, which means that coordinators are expected to be available in Bucharest from Monday the 4th to Monday the 11th of November.

NB: All expenses incurred by the coordinators during the EOM as well as flight tickets will be remunerated by Silba.

Silba is looking for four coordinators to join our mission to Bucharest, where we will be observing the first round of presidential elections in Romania. The political situation in Romania have in the last years been marked by strong anti-corruption protests and political instability. The incumbent center-right president Klaus Iohannis has used his platform to support protestors and criticize the government. This November Iohannis will attempt to secure his second term, while the governing Social Democratic Party has appointed the Romanian Prime Minister, Viorica Dăncilă, as the party’s candidate. Join Silba’s team as a coordinator to get involved in Romania’s presidential election on the year that marks the 30-year-anniversary of the country’s bloody revolution and communist fall. By joining you will develop competences in international project coordination and management. Furthermore, you will be able to strengthen your CV in international and project-oriented contexts.

The positions open for application are:

Press Officer: The tasks of the Press Officer are primarily to have a general overview of the possibilities to add more communication outreach for Silba before, during and after the EOM. This entails communicating with local and international media in order to get as much awareness and outreach as possible for Silba’s activities during the mission and on Election Day. Additionally, there will be some ad hoc assignments which the Press Officer should assist with.

Logistics Coordinator: The Logistics Coordinator is tasked with all issues related to the logistical operations of an EOM. He or she locates and leases suitable office premises, equipment, communications facilities and also identifies options for accommodation.

Financial Coordinator: The Financial Coordinator is responsible for the financial part of the EOM, which means having a general overview of the budget, budget planning, as well as communication about the budget with the rest of the team, especially with the Head Coordinator and Logistics Officer. During the mission, the financial manager is to make sure that the mission does not go over budget by keeping track of all expenses in the form of receipts. The financial coordinator is also responsible for the mission debit card as well as all cash.


There are additional ad-hoc tasks within the above positions, which in most cases will require teamwork between the different coordinators. Teamwork skills are a necessity.

The workload will be substantial in the weeks before the EOM as well as during the program, which you should be prepared for before applying.

All expenses incurred by the coordinators during the EOM as well as flight tickets will be remunerated by Silba!


Other then the coordinator-specific requirements you must:

  • Be a member of Silba to apply. You can become a member by clicking "become a member" at the top of the page.

  • be available from the 4th to the 11th of November.

  • You have completed the free OSCE E-Learning course “Comprehensive Course for OSCE/ODIHR Observers” before the EOM begins. You need only to focus on the short-term observation part of the course. If you have completed the course during the last year, it is not a necessity that you complete it again. The course can be found here. 

Knowledge of the local language, in-country experience and previous coordination experience is highly valued. You can apply for several positions. All nationalities are welcome to apply.


Apply by filling out the application form by clicking the "Apply here" button at the top of this page. 


Feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding the positions or the tasks in relation to the EOM. 


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Silba reserves the right to cancel the EOM in case of safety issues at any time. Silba's safety assessment is based on information from open sources and the Danish foreign ministry's travel advice.  

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